20 February 2006

Hotel Rwanda... must see movie

A must see movie that I have blogged about in my movie blog...Hotel Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda

This weekend we saw this movie that has been on our wish list for a while now. 'Hotel Rwanda' starring Don Cheadle as Paul Rusesabagina, just blew my mind. Apart from superb acting and the fact that it is a true story, the movie really had some very touching moments. Nick Nolte beautifully portrays the UN colonel Oliver, helpless but at the same time empathizing with the refugees. The way the world ignores africa is a stain on all of our consciousness. This movie only goes on to highlight it.

Hotel Rwanda.
What the Wikipedia says
Col Oliver in the movie is a fictionalized representation of the real Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire.
Paul Rusesabagina's real story at the Wikipedia.

14 February 2006

Sting

Something for Valentine's day... courtesy Sting...

If I caught the world in a bottle
And everything was still beneath the moon
Without your love would it shine for me?
If I was smart as Aristotle
And understood the rings around the moon
What would it all matter if you loved me?

Here in your arms where the world is impossibly still
With a million dreams to fulfill
And a matter of moments until the dancing ends
Here in your arms when everything seems to be clear
Not a solitary thing would I fear
Except when this moment comes near the dancing's end

If I caught the world in an hourglass
Saddled up the moon so we could ride
Until the stars grew dim, Until...

One day you’ll meet a stranger
And all the noise is silenced in the room
You’ll feel that you're close to some mystery
In the moonlight and everything shatters
You feel as if you’ve known her all your life
The world’s oldest lesson in history

Here in your arms where the world is impossibly still
With a million dreams to fulfill
And a matter of moments until the dancing ends
Here in your arms when everything seems to be clear
Not a solitary thing do I fear
Except when this moment comes near the dancing’s end

Oh, if I caught the world in an hourglass
Saddled up the moon and we would ride
Until the stars grew dim
Until the time that time stands still, Until...

Change the world.

St. Valentine did really start a revolution of sorts did'nt he ? You know it is not as if this is the only day that people in love have to share their feelings with their loved ones. Its just like a project deadline, because it is designated, people use it to collect their thoughts and express it out. Otherwise, in this mad rush that we call life, we all go about our lives, taking everything for granted, even love and become completely oblivious to the fact that life and love are part of the journey of life and not the final destination.

Many years back, I got down from an auto rickshaw, a suitcase in hand, looked up at an apartment, that was above a bar. Yes it was this day, I set out to change the world. I did manage to change.. not the world, but myself.

02 February 2006

Skipping Stones

This is probably a guy thing and the gals reading this are gonna go...what is with these guys, but bear with me anyways.
How many of you have walked beside a lake or a pond, then bent down to pick up a pebble, have thrown it level against the water and eagerly counted the number of skips it does before sinking in ? If you have'nt done it, then you are out of this universe. If you have done it, then welcome to the stone skippers club comprising of 99% of the guys in the known universe.
In case you belong to the club and have been wondering how to improve your skip count, the answer is in this equation.
τ = (MRS)-1/2/U

Simple ain't it ? Looks like its all in the speed and the angle of delivery. Ok for the detailed explanation look at The Physics Web